NH ACLU: A School “Walkout” is NOT Protected Speech

by Steve MacDonald April 21, 2018

I wonder where this handy bit of information was when the Marxist Women’s March folks were pouring outside money into their national campaign to waste taxpayer dollars. It says that School Walk Outs are NOT protected by the first amendment. However, a school walkout is not considered the same type of speech as wearing a […]

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Parkland Teacher Organizing “Spontaneous” Anti-Second Amendment Student March

by Ed Naile March 24, 2018

Thank you, Project Veritas and Laura Loomer for this insightful video of a Parkland teacher organizing the “spontaneous” anti-Second Amendment student march. Free hotel rooms, meet-ups with Nancey Pelosi and Uncle Joe Biden! And a video telling students to have talking points ready and don’t forget to wear your Gifford Tee shirts!! Community organizers in […]

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NH Gets an ‘F’ on Teacher Background Checks

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2016
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This is an interesting story given the recent events at PhilliSEXeter Academy. USA Today dug deep into the issue of how well states perform background checks on teachers to look for disciplinary issues, including sexual misconduct. They gave New Hampshire an ‘F.’

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School district doesn’t like failure rates – redefines an “F”

by Skip October 29, 2015

As I just wrote: Which means that 67% AREN’T PROFICIENT.  Haven’t we learned that doing the same thing, over and over, with results like this, is just insanity? This is our national standard of excellence – the majority of kids failing to learn?  An entire nation? Well, if you can’t do well on the standardized tests, […]

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The NEA Exists To Be The NEA

by Steve MacDonald July 26, 2014
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Susan shared this earlier today on Facebook.  It is the 2012 IRS 990 for the NEA – the humongous Teachers Union that is “all about the teachers and the children.” If you’d like to get an accurate sense of what the NEA is really about follow Susan’s directions from Facebook.  Take a look at page […]

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Missouri Considers Arming Teachers

by Steve MacDonald May 19, 2014
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Missouri Considers arming teachers… Although lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would override federal gun laws, the Republican-majority Legislature has approved and now forwarded part of that legislation to the governor’s office. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon will now decide whether teachers and other school personnel will be allowed to have carry and conceal firearms […]

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GrokSHOT! – [Teachers] “…They truly don’t think you know what you’re doing with your child”

by Skip May 15, 2014

During Dr. William Baer’s talk at this past Monday night’s Rochester 9/12, a long term education person brought up an observation that I have seen myself: I video’d teachers and other “educational professional’s before – here at a meeting of the Moultonborough School Board – to the point where a parent called them out over it: “you’ve crossed […]

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A special teacher looking for the special children that aren’t seen as such

by Skip February 26, 2014

We do a lot of bashing of teachers unions here at the ‘Grok and often, they bring it upon themselves.  I truly believe that their power ascendency has meant a lessening of actual teaching of our kids (along with a whole raft of other things, educational fads that should have never seen the light of […]

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Too Good Not to Post – “Last Thursday I Lied”

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2013
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Found and shared by Susan.  Great read. Here’s a snippet.  Digest this then go read it all… Words mean things. At least they used to. They’re currently debased and euphemized until nobody knows nothin’ about nuthin’ by reading the newspaper. “Homeschooling” has been freighted with meaning, and it’s not the meaning I want it to […]

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Yet another Teacher makes it known that kids don’t belong to their parents.

by Skip May 1, 2013

The US Left now believes that children belong to the community and not to their parents (the latest really public outburst was by Progressive Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC that I posted here).  A while ago now, I was up in Moultonborough during a School Board meeting and there I saw a first hand account […]

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Are You a Union Member or a Lease?

by Susan Olsen February 6, 2013

After reading an article posted by Mike Antonucci yesterday at HotAir – included in it’s entirety below – I went to the NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board site to scan some NH collective bargaining agreements to learn whether this question should be asked here in NH.  In at least one case – the first […]

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Developing….Political Bias in Merrimack High School…Evolves

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2012

It may be too soon to tell for sure, but Monday was the day by which I wanted to hear about (or see) some changes in the way certain Merrimack High School teachers were favoring President Obama in class…and I have. Not everyone has reported back yet but everything points to an effort at demonstrating […]

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Well, it looks like Teachers Unions are starting to lose more and more….

by Skip July 6, 2012

First in Wisconsin and now in Colorado.  In a post at Townhall: The Douglas County School District, a suburban community south of Denver, Colorado, has decided to part ways with their teachers’ union in the absence of progress on a new contract which expired June 30th, 2012. “The Board of Education finds and declares that […]

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Teachers Get Help From Republicans

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2011

A bill (HB 375) is being debated in New Hampshire that, if passed, would protect teachers from civil or criminal penalties when they use physical force in the classroom. The bill is designed to protect teachers who feel helpless against aggressive students because they are afraid of being sued by parents.

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The Real Reason For Raising The Drop Out Age To 18?

by Steve MacDonald March 2, 2011

I can tell you from long discussions about the various pathways to “graduation” that the goal is more geared toward getting kids through school on paper to make the numbers look good. Any reasonable path to that end is considered a win, but by any traditional standard it is anything but a public school success story.

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Don’t Say There Is No Place To Cut.

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2011

Privatize the public school system and shift the educators, staff, maintenance, and transportation and facility costs off the books, along with converting public benefits and pensions into the same kind of programs the rest of the private markets have, and you would see property tax rates plummet.

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A Modest (Budget Cutting) Proposal

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2011

The Unions are always in a “partnership” with the town and the residents when it comes to increasing labor and administrative costs but seem to avoid bearing any of that burden when the economy reduces the values of residents homes, eliminates taxpayer jobs, or cuts their wages. These things make it harder for them to meet current or rising town budgets bloated by unions and things like Evergreen laws, which give Labor groups no incentive to bargain at all.

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Lube Job Redux

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2011

It’s been fun to watch the Soap Opera unfold after AIDS Services got caught up in a kerfuffle over ‘sex kits’ distributed at Monadnock High School. Everyone went into CYA mode as what seemed like a perfectly normal activity for progreeive thinkers, hiding behind the AIDS quilt to advocate irresponsible underage sex, met the reality of public outrage.

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Lube Job

by Steve MacDonald January 5, 2011

After a presentation at a local High School they offered ‘safe sex kits’ to students. The distribution approved by the school’s administration stopped after learning that flavored lubricant and candy were included with the condoms that are—dare I say traditionally?—handed out.

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What Would We Do Without Studies Like These?

by Steve MacDonald December 28, 2010

Someone has discovered that oral sex is a gateway drug to intercourse among teenagers. A three year study determined that teens who have oral sex are more likley to have intercourse than teens who do not. And if you ask the Baptists they will tell you that intercourse leads to dancing, or was that the other way around?

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For Quite Some Time

by Steve MacDonald December 20, 2010

the public sectors union handlers, who are really nothing more than fat cat capitalists selling shares in human flesh for a profit in the form of a dues check each pay period, have fought against the tide to raise salaries, benefits, and keep jobs that must be paid for by the people going the opposite direction.

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Meet Professor “Screw You”

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2010

On the front page of this mornings Union Leader reporter Clyntnon Mamuo covers negotiations between the University of New Hampshire, and some 630 professors over their new contract.  As is often the case with such things, there is some disparity between what the University feels is economically feasible and what the white-tower and it’s union […]

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